The importance of pearling to the maritime history of Australia is oft forgotten. Without the expensive marketing campaigns of a handful of modern cultured pearl producing companies, most Australians would be unaware that pearls have ever been produced in their country. In reality, as this excellent book makes very clear, ..
Best Steering Supplier – Palmarine Palmarine went international many years ago when it moved from Sydney to Singapore. Originally well known in Australia for its versatile, innovative and high quality hydraulic steering systems for fishing boats, tugs, ferries and other commercial vessels, it is now very much a global ..
Welcome to the Baird Maritime “Best of 2019” awards. When it came to deciding the winners for 2019, we again turned to the blueprint originally devised seven years ago. With only minor tweaks and improvements, the judging criteria have largely remained unchanged. For the best marine equipment suppliers, market ..
Naval architecture is arguably one of the world’s oldest professions. There is ample evidence of it existing for more than five millennia! And, like many other professions, even, perhaps, the oldest, it has always combined the best of science and art. As the maritime world transformed from sails and galley slaves through ..
It’s everything naval architecture this week and next at BairdMaritime.com as we visit all four corners of the globe to bring you the latest news, vessel reviews, features and opinion pieces covering all aspects of maritime design. Design • Testing • Analysis • Software • Engineering Remember to come back ..
I often find myself joining the cause of fishermen around the world lamenting the lack of consultation by government scientists and bureaucrats with legitimate fishermen. The governing bodies define total allowable catches and negotiate international boundaries or close areas to create marine parks. Sometimes there will be ..
For the past three or four years the Baird Maritime portal has seemingly featured news about newly launched tugs almost daily. Interestingly, the tug sector is apparently ..
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has ordered the investigation of a Panama-flagged cargo vessel after its captain allegedly declared false information of its port ..
The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Lockheed Martin a US$12.3 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research, development, and demonstration of a new series ..